With the arrival of this new suggestion system, I actually lost my work on what was going to be my Strikes that could enhance WW3 - Support Strikes post, and after finding out that this new suggestion system was going to increase the value of up votes. I've decided to change how I would go about posting my suggestion series I've been doing for awhile now, this way it will be easier for the community to vote on every individual suggestion I put out for People to read instead of just having a massive list to where they may only like a select few things. Two quick things Before I get to the meat & potatoes of this post-
#1. Links to my older suggestion posts prior to the updated Suggestion System will be provided at the bottom of this post, I will be doing updated versions of them in time for my own peace of mind and of course to allow the community to vote on each individual aspect of them, and #2. I'd like to take a moment to give credit to @NeoOrNeon who I got talking with in my Strikes that could enhance WW3 - Scanner Drones before I was ready to start on working on this part of the Strikes that could enhance WW3 Series. Neo gave me the general concept for the strike you will read about down below, I just added the extra bells & whistles to it along with using my general suggestion structure.
But that enough chatter for now, lets get this show going...
Content of this post will be-
Section 1 - New Strike Category - A brand new Strike Category I'm calling Support, or Support Strikes to be the most technical.
Section 2 - Feature Alteration - A change to the current Resupply Containers in game.
Section 3 - New Strike - A new Strike for the game I'm calling Supply Drop.
Section 1 - Support Strikes
So, what exactly are Support Strikes and why do I think they should be added? Well, lets start with the former before we talk about the latter.
Support Strikes (as I personally think they should be) are Strikes designed around the concept of supporting a Player's Squad or Team with either on map support, or off-map support, rather than being primarily designed around killing enemy players.
Now this of course comes back to the question of; why should they be added? There are two primary reasons why I think they should, the main of which is that there are very few strikes designed entirely around the concept of providing support to a Squad or Team with non-combat focused support. Yes we have Scanning & Jammer Drones that currently provide these roles. But, I think more can be added to expand the pool of squad/team assistant based strikes in Warzone and whatever future game modes that may come.
A secondary reason for this Support Strike category is also to serve as a miscellaneous category for any future Strikes that may not fit into any one category, this way the Developers do not need to create a lot of different categories for just 1 to 2 Strikes alone unless more Strikes of the same type are in planning in the future. This will also help keep the natural clutter of having a lot of different options relatively small.
With that out of the way, it's time to move on to the Feature Alteration I'm suggesting on top of the brand new Supply Drop as the two are connected to each other.
Section 2 - Alteration to Resupply Containers
Resupply Container at C2 of Berlin
With the introduction of the Resupply Containers in the Warzone game mode, the frustration caused by Players that refused to aid members of their team by providing Medical, Ammo, or Equipment Bags was alleviated, and Players were given easier access to the resupply that they needed/desired. However, this has made supplies far too abundant, especially since it doesn't take very long for the Resupply Containers to restock even after all or one of the bags has been used up. RPG spam is arguably worse now than it was back before Resupply Containers were added. Gadgets such as C4, Claymores, & Anti-Tank Mines are being used much more frequently now, running out of ammunition during a prolonged battle have become far less concerning which has resulted in players being even more liberal with their limited ammunition, and in turn this has caused the value of working as a team to decrease a bit while also rewarding those same players that refused to aid their team.
However, I suspect People would be upset if Resupply Containers were completely removed from the game. So, rather than propose their full removal from the game. I would like to propose a alternative to them that I think will improve the teamwork aspect of Warzone, reduce the regular over abundance of supplies (thus reducing RPM spam a little bit, discourage mag dumping with limited ammunition, and etc), and give players that actually actively go out of their way to aid their Squad or Team a little more reward for that effort. This alternative solution is my new Strike proposal - Supply Drop.
Section 3 - Supply Drop
So, what is the Supply Drop and how does it work?
The Supply Drop is the Resupply Container as we visually know it now and the way the Strike itself works is sort of like calling in a UGV or Transport Vehicle. A Helicopter Drone comes down from the sky and places the Supply Container down on the marked location. However, unlike the UGVs & Transport Vehicles. The Player pulls out a Transmitter along with a "ghost prop" of the Supply Container (Down below is an example of what I mean by "Ghost Prop" using the Quadropcopter, I forget the technical name for this.)
Once the Player has their Transmitter and "Ghost Prop" Supply Container out, they need to find a flat area with no roofing above the prop to call it in. Once the Helicopter comes down to deliver the Supply Drop, the container will pop open to reveal the Medical, Ammunition, & Equipment bags inside of it, and from there players can begin resupplying as they desire. Overall nothing very complex and nothing we don't already see/do in this game already besides seeing the container open up, so ideally it wouldn't be a massive undertaking to implement it (though I could be wrong also.) Once the container is empty of all it's supplies, the container will break apart, and a new Supply Drop will need to be brought in for further resupplying in that area.
AddOn to the suggestion from @NeoOrNeon: Have the Supply Drop mark it's location on the map so Players on the Strike User's team can find it easier.
Now onto the proposed stats before wrapping this post up.
Proposed in-game stats
BP cost: 1000
Strike type: Resupply
On Map or Off Map: On
Container Health: 150
Cooldown: 5 minutes
Limits: 3 per Team
Destroyed on death: No
Countered by: Reaper Drones (if the player is within the effect range), UCAS-D, and the Container can be destroyed with gunfire, explosives, & etc..
Equipment Bag Uses: 15
Ammunition Bag Uses: 15
Medical Bag Uses: 15
Overall I personally think this would be a good alternative to the Resupply Containers. But, that is just me personally. For now it's time to bring this post to an end, I did attempt to keep it short, but because this is the first part of what I'm calling the "Support Strikes Chapter", I had to cover Support Strikes briefly so People would know where I'd personally like to see the Supply Drop Strike be placed if it was added to the game, as well as what exactly I generally envision for Support Strikes going forward into this new chapter of the Strikes that could enhance WW3 Series. The next post should be a lot smaller since I covered the basics here and like all my prior suggestions posts here is your hint for what is coming up next in this chapter.
Have a good one folks!
Strikes that could enhance WW3 Series
Support Strikes Chapter
Outdated Suggestion Posts to be revisited at some point
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